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Jlife Extra August 1, 2023

“Jewish Nationalism in the Age of Liberal Democracy” is the title of a Community Scholar Program (CSP) online event on Sunday, August 6, at 10 AM. This lecture featuring Dr. Masua Sagiv, live on Zoom from Berkeley, highlights the conceptual differences between the constitutional foundations of Israel and the US and delves into the different understandings of the state’s purpose and the meaning of nationalism and citizenship within the context of these two democracies. Dr. Masua Sagiv is the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley and a Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To register, visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf–pqj4uH9RfGzsAdc4p7j90oZJuh3DS#/registration

“The Journey of Healthy Living: Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Keys to Healthy Living in Survivorship” is the second in a series of three Orange County Jewish Cancer Education Initiative events supported by a City of Hope Kindness Grant and co-sponsored by Sharsheret, the Merage Jewish Community Center, Congregation B’nai Israel in Tustin, and the Community Scholar Program. Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach. City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. The event, which will begin with a light breakfast, is on Sunday, August 13, at 10 AM at the Merage JCC. It features Dr. Joshua Cohen, Dr. Richard Lee, Dr. Frank Munoz, and Dr. Amy Truong. The program is free.

To register, visit https://www.jccoc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&refno=45949&id=45949

Congregation B’nai Israel’s Clergy Installation and Shabbaton will honor Rabbi Adam Greenwald and Hazzan Amy Robinson Katz on August 18 and 19. On Friday evening at 6 PM Hazzan Amy Robinson Katz will be installed during the Shabbat Under the Stars service by her mentor, Rabbi Rochelle Robins, along with featured guests, Cantor Lizzie Weiss (Temple Emanuel) and Cantor Marcus Feldman (Sinai Temple). Dinner follows the service. On Saturday morning at 9:30 AM Rabbi Adam Greenwald will be installed during Shabbat AM services by his mentors, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson and Rabbi Elie Spitz. Kiddush lunch follows the service. On Saturday evening at 7:30 PM, celebrate the new clergy team and the whole community with Havdalah, cocktails, appetizers, desserts, and dancing, with special guests MOSHAV Band. Childcare is available.

To register for any or all of the events, sign up at: https://cbi18.ejoinme.org/INSTALLATION

Hadassah Atid Group invites members and friends to pain a unique ceramic butterfly to remember the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust at an event on Thursday, August 29, at 5:30 PM, at the Merage JCC. Part of The Butterfly Project, a global project of remembrance, healing, and hope, the evening will include a talk by Diana Shabtai, Psy.D., on therapeutic aspects of creating art, a butterfly art kit, light dinner, wine, and soft drinks. Couvert is $36 per person.

To register, clicking on this link: https://secure2.convio.net/wzoa/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=114651

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